HOME** game vs Mt. Clemens Regulars at 1:00 pm
**CHANGE OF LOCATION: NOW BEING PLAYED AT MACKINAW HIGH SCHOOL, 2775 SHATTUCK RD
(MOVED FROM OJIBWAY ISLAND)
GOLDS’ BATS COME TO LIFE (7/25/2015)
The Saginaw Old Golds and the Wyandotte Stars brought out their lumber and smashed out 47 runs on Saturday at the Mackinaw school grounds. They were rounding the bases like the Sioux Indians circling Custer at Little Big Horn. The Saginaw Old Golds scored in seven of the eight innings and blasted out 49 hits on their way to victory (27-20). Keith Manning went six for six. Jerry Endert went six for seven. Konuszewski again starred going six for six with two doubles, bringing his last two-game total to 12 for 12. Devon Funchion went four for six, hit the game’s only triple, added a double, and scored four times. He also made the defensive play of game by pulling down a line drive in centerfield. The pitching was handled by Dennis Konuszewski and Ducky Mahan. John Ruple returned after a seven year absence and went three for five while scoring two runs. The Saginaw Old Golds have another busy week ahead with their playing field switching back to Ojibway Island versus the very strong Bay City Independent ball club at 6:30 pm Thursday and versus Mt Clements on Saturday at 1:00 pm. The Golds have improved their record to 12-5. Quote from Richard Curry: “We’ve now found our batting but need a whole lot of improvement on defense if we intend to add our 6th World Championship in the next 10 days. The game against Bay City will be a true barometer as to how the World Tournament goes.”
Three weeks ago the Saginaw Old Golds were trounced 24-0 by the Walker Tavern Wheels in the Civil Wars Games in Irish Hills. This past Saturday they found themselves down 9-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. They put together a rally that saw them produce eight runs and won 11-9. Dennis Konuszewski led the way with his pitching as he shut out the Wheels in the last three innings. At bat, Dennis went six for six, had two RBIs and scored twice. Brandon Daig followed suit by going four for four, and has a team-leading .730 BA for the season. The game ball went to John Piersall as he again starred at bat going four for five, adding two RBIs and scoring once. But his main contribution was five putouts at second base. The Golds now hold a record of 11-5 and will face the Wyandotte Stars at Ojibway Island on Saturday, July 25th at 1:00 pm. With the World Tournament only weeks away, the Golds are going to have to improve their fielding and base running if they have hopes of bringing home their sixth world title.